Implementation of Migrant Fisher-Folk Education Programme in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

IMPLEMENTATION OF MIGRANT FISHER-FOLK EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA

Nwile, Charles Befii

Department of Educational Management,

Faculty of Education,

Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworuko, Port Harcourt,

Nigeria

charles.nwile@ust.edu.ng

Abstract

The study investigated the implementation of migrant fisher-folk education programme in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Two (2) research questions and two (2) hypotheses were answered and tested in the study, respectively. The study adopted descriptive research survey design, using a population as the 217 migrant Fisher-folk Primary Schools in Six States of the Niger Delta. These schools have a teaching staff population of 1152, from which 212 head teachers and heads of Early Childhood Units were selected as sample, using the stratified random sampling technique and multi-stage sampling strategy. The instrument of the study was a validated 16 item Programme Implementation Survey Instrument (PISI) with a reliability index of 0.84 obtained using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient. Mean were used in answering the research questions while the one-way Analysis of Variance was used in testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the study show that the various inter-ministerial agencies saddled with the responsibilities of assisting in programme implementation are not effectively carrying out their duties, and in Akwa Ibom State six agencies performed to a minimal extent and this record is better than that of Bayelsa and Rivers States where seven agencies performed minimally and four agencies did not perform at all. It was therefore concluded that the implementation of migrant fisher-folk education programme that the role of inter-ministerial agencies saddled with the responsibilities of assisting in programme implementation are not effectively. It is recommended among others that State governments should carry out adequate public enlightenment campaign to educate parents and school children in the migrant communities on the values of acquiring formal education which has been specifically packaged for them. This would guarantee full participation by pupils as they will have sufficient support from their parents.

Keywords: Implementation, Migrant Fisher-folk, Inter-Ministerial agencies, Teachers

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Nwile, C.B (2022). Implementation of Migrant Fisher-Folk Education Programme in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 2(2), 27-39. Available online at: https://www.ijaar.org/articles/ijresd/v2n2/ijresd-v2n2-Feb22-p2204.pdf

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